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Obama Administration Recommends Lighter Sentences For Drug Crimes
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Up to 70 percent of all federal drug offenses could carry shorter prison sentences if the recommendation passed on Thursday by an agency that advises federal judges on sentencing is not opposed by Congress. The U.S. Sentencing Commission's ..., 1 week ago

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U.S. Sentencing Commission votes to cut terms for drug crimes

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Sentencing Commission has voted to cut the terms recommended for most federal drug crimes. At a public meeting Thursday, the commission approved new guidelines that officials said would mean shorter terms for ...
 UPI1 week ago US panel votes to reduce drug-dealing sentences  Sify1 week ago The U.S. Sentencing Commission has voted to cut the terms recommended for most federal drug crimes.  TickerTech.com1 week ago Most drug sentences reduced by 11 monthsMost drug sentences reduced by 11 monthsReduction could cut federal prison population by more than 6,500 inmates over five years.Reduction could cut federal prison population by more than 6,500 inmates over five yea  WFMY News 21 week ago
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Volokh Conspiracy: Why was Judge Pryor mad at Attorney General Holder?

Last week we learned about a brief verbal skirmish at the U.S. Sentencing Commission, which voted to approve a 2-level reduction in the offense levels for drug crimes. Judge William Pryor, who is on the commission, reportedly said: Read full ...
 Washington Post5 days ago Eric Holder Oversteps  American Spectator1 week ago Holder bypasses U.S. Sentencing Commission in mandatory minimums, angers U.S. Attorneys  Washington Times1 week ago Statement by Attorney General Holder on Sentencing Commission's Vote to Approve Reductions in Sentencing Guidelines for Nonviolent Drug Offenders  United States Department of Justice1 week ago

U.S. moves toward less time for drug crimes

(CNN) - The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted Thursday to reduce sentencing guidelines that could shorten prison stays for about 70% of federal drug trafficking defendants, backing a proposal supported by the Justice Department and some ...
 Channel40001 week ago U.S. could shorten drug sentences  CNN1 week ago U.S. moves toward shorter sentences for drug crimes  CNN1 week ago

New Sentencing Commission recommendations on federal drug offenders

Many federal drug offenders would serve reduced prison sentences, under recommendations adopted Thursday by the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Acting unanimously, the commission agreed to new sentencing guidelines that are expected to cover about 70 ...
 Miami Herald1 week ago Federal Drug Sentencing Is About to Get Smarter: How the War on Drugs Is Changing  Huffington Post2 weeks ago

AFGE, Council of Prison Locals Commend U.S. Sentencing Commission Action to Reduce Drug Trafficking Sentences

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees and its Council of Prison Locals today commended the U.S. Sentencing Commission for voting to reduce the sentencing guideline levels applicable to most federal drug ...
 BusinessWeek1 week ago

Panel blasts Eric Holder for acting on his own, OKs less time for nonviolent drug crimes

The U.S. Sentencing Commission approved Thursday an amendment to reduce sentencing guidelines for certain nonviolent drug offenses, a unanimous decision that nonetheless included a sharp rebuke of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. for directing ...
 Washington Times1 week ago Panel blasts Holder for acting on his own OKs less time for nonviolent drug crimes  Big News Network1 week ago

Roberts Court: Easier to donate, harder to vote

Chief Justice John Roberts first sentence of his majority opinion in McCutcheon v. Federal Elections Commission, striking down important limits on campaign contributions, declares There is no right more basic in our democracy than the right to ...
 Reuters2 weeks ago

Lawmakers address environmental damage caused by trespass marijuana grows

Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) led a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Sentencing Commission recommending a legal response to the threat posed by trespass marijuana growing operations on public property and private land. Huffman was joined on ...
 Redwood Times1 week ago

U.S. Sentencing Commission takes steps to depopulate federal prisons

In a bid to reduce the federal prison population, the U.S. Sentencing Commission set in motion a change of formula to determine the sentencing of low-level, nonviolent federal drug law offenders. The commission voted Thursday to reduce sentencing ...
 PBS1 week ago
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